Vasilis Ntziachristos

Prof. Dr.

1997 …2024

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Scientific Career

Prof. Ntziachristos’ research focuses on the development of novel optical and optoacoustic imaging, sensing and computational methods for accelerating discovery and advancing well-being by early detection of disease leading to improving prevention, diagnostics and administering more efficient treatment. His activities cover the entire spectrum from theoretical and methodological developments to basic research, clinical translation and entrepreneurship.

Professor Ntziachristos studied electrical engineering at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. Following his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, he was Assistant Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Bio-Optics and Molecular Imaging at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital. Since 2007, he is the Chair of Biological Imaging at the Technical University of Munich and Director of the Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging at the Helmholtz Centre in Munich.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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